Decorating your home well can make all the difference in the world when it comes to the feel and flow of your space. Creating the right flow can shift your home from blasé and dull to cozy and comfortable, helping it become more inviting and open.
If you are budget-conscious, sprucing up your place doesn’t have to break the bank either.
Here are 6 simple but effective ways to add flair to your spaces if you are on a budget:
Plants and vegetation can infuse a sense of calm and tranquility in your home. Plants and greenery are versatile, can fit almost any space, and hardly put any stress on your wallet.
Succulents are popular indoor plants that don’t require much TLC, have a soothing look to them, and are typically placed in modern and sleek pots and planters. Having one or two on your coffee table or desk helps to break up the monotony, and can help make your place feel more vibrant.
A comfy, bright rug is not only a comfortable addition to your living room, but it can also do a great job at tying in furniture, art, and couches together. A rug is the centerpiece of any space and can help create a more intimate environment for you whether it’s used for entertaining the in-laws, or for your much-needed mid-day naps.
Although you might instinctually think of rugs as being made for living rooms, you can also put them in offices, bedrooms, and bonus rooms.
Bold colors and designs are some of the rug trends for 2021, but remember simple, solid colors never go out of style.
Strategically using mirrors is a great way to make small confined spaces look more open and airy. This is a common technique used in retail stores and restaurants, but can also be used in your home. Not only do mirrors help to make spaces feel more expansive, but they also tend to bounce light making for a brighter space if used in combination with windows.
Although not as cheap as the other items on the list, it is more cost-effective than knocking down a wall in your house.
Mirrors work best when they can convey a sense of scale. This means that removing objects blocking the reflection is key in making a room look substantial.
Mirror frames and designs can also help in conveying a certain aesthetic or feeling. Want a more modern look in your home? Try simple, rectangular, or angled mirrors.
Want to create a more distinguished look? Flowy golden frames will help give off the feeling of elegance.
Restored furniture is probably not something you initially think of when it comes to furnishing your home, but can help you maintain a more regal look and feel at a fraction of the cost.
Restored furniture is full of character, and with many trends coming in and out of popularity, you can bet that you can find restored furniture from whatever era you are drawn to.
The best part of restored furniture is that you are usually saving money, since new tables, chairs, cabinets, and drawers made of quality wood and metal can cost you thousands and thousands of dollars.
Maybe you already have a weathered piece of furniture you are fond of, in which case you can get it restored and looking almost brand new!
Sometimes, the only thing you need to make your home look like it has just been built is a new fresh coat of paint, or an eye-catching accent wall.
Let’s face it, if your walls are scuffed, marked, dented, or damaged it can throw off the entire look of your otherwise well put together home.
An accent wall can help break up the monotony of white walls and help create some depth and visual interest, which can help give your home some personality.
Stretching Your Budget
If re-decorating your home doesn’t seem like a good option for you, there’s always the option of saying sayonara and changing up your environment and scenery with a new home.
Ottawa is home to a variety of districts and neighbourhoods, each of which speaks to a different type of person.
Explore your options with the knowledgeable Real Estate professionals at LIFE Real Estate group, who will take you through the ins and outs of finding a new place to nest.